Lenny Kravitz to play Marvin Gaye in new film

From NME:

Lenny Kravitz is to play Marvin Gaye in a film of the last years of the late American soul singer’s life.

According to The Evening Standard, the film is being made by Julien Temple, who directed Sex Pistols film The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle’ and 2006’s Glastonbury, among many others.

The film is reported to chart the final years of Gaye’s life. The soul legend lived in London in the early 1980s, when he was suffering an addiction to alcohol and was embroiled in problems relating to unpaid tax.

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